Seely Painting, Inc.
Every exterior surface is different.
Wood surfaces are prepared
differently than metal or aluminum surfaces.
EXTERIOR PAINTING PROCEDURE
Surface Preparation -- the secret
to great exterior painting
Here are the basic steps used to
prepare and paint your home's exterior.
- Power wash the exterior to remove the grime and dirt that has collected on the surface. We regulate the pressure so the water spray gently removes the loose paint and dirt. If the pressure is too hard it will leave pits and damage the surface. Power wash the surface the previous day and allow it to dry. The time for the surface to dry is dependent on the weather and climate.
- Prime or spot prime areas of the exterior that are damaged. Using primers from quality paint stores increases longevity of the paint job. We check to see if the previous paint was latex or oil based. There is a difference in how the new paint will adhere to the surface, depending on the previous primer and paint that was used. Exterior paint products are constantly change and there are always new products on the market.